Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday Promote Shopping Locally

shop localPlaid is the new black! According to the organization’s website, the name “Plaid Friday” was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Continue reading

Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday 2014 – Shop Locally This Season

shop localThe day after Thanksgiving in the United States has long been referred to as “Black Friday,” a day when retail stores across the country hold big sales and welcome throngs of holiday shoppers looking for that special deal. However, plaid is now the new black. In the past few years, small, locally owned businesses have been participating in “Plaid Friday” – a response to the recent trend of big box stores and national chains monopolizing the kick-off of the holiday season. Continue reading

Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday – Shop Locally This Season

plaid-friday-2013-logo-smPlaid is the new black. Although the day after Thanksgiving in the United States has long been referred to as “Black Friday,” a day when retail stores across the country hold big sales and welcome throngs of holiday shoppers looking for that special deal, in the past few years, small, locally-owned businesses have been participating in “Plaid Friday” in response to the recent trend of big box stores and national chains monopolizing the kick-off of the holiday season. Continue reading